Developing action strategies to alleviate problems associated with poverty: A case study of Catholic Charities

by Jenkins, Brian E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 149 pages; 3665481

Abstract:

This research study attempts to expand the use of poverty alleviation theories through the development of action strategies that help nonprofit organizations implement poverty reduction interventions in human services programs. This was accomplished through qualitative methods of data collection and analysis, specifically interviews with staff, and agency document review. The interviews were conducted with eight different employees ranging from senior management to workers providing direct services to clients. These interviews revealed some inconsistencies in some nonprofit organizations that claim to have poverty alleviation strategies in place that are working. The study reveals the need for better strategies that link outcomes to solutions for those plagued with long-term poverty. The study concluded that organizations need to identify barriers to consensus of what poverty represents in the communities they serve, then improve the way programming is designed and implemented so that the strategy and outcomes link together to form a continuum that facilities a process of relevant measures that will assist in determining whether or not poverty alleviation strategies are working.

AdviserRosemarie A. Pelletier
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsReligion; Social work; Management; Public policy
Publication Number3665481

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